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Robert "Bob" Beardmore (born 21 June 1960[2]) is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played in the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. He played at club level for Castleford and Leigh (Heritage № 999), as a goal-kicking scrum-half, i.e. number 7.

Robert Beardmore
Personal information
Born (1960-06-21) 21 June 1960 (age 59)
Pontefract district, England
Playing information
PositionScrum-half
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
1978–89 Castleford 293 99 518 9 1397
1989–91 Leigh 42 16 20 0 104
Total 335 115 538 9 1501
Source: [1]

BackgroundEdit

Bob Beardmore's birth was registered in Pontefract district, West Riding of Yorkshire, England.[1]

Playing careerEdit

Challenge Cup Final appearancesEdit

Bob Beardmore played scrum-half, scored a try, and a drop goal, and won the Lance Todd Trophy in Castleford's 15-14 victory over Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1986 Challenge Cup Final during the 1985–86 season at Wembley Stadium, London on Saturday 3 May 1986.[3]

County Cup Final appearancesEdit

Bob Beardmore played scrum-half in Castleford's 10-5 victory over Bradford Northern in the 1981 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1981–82 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 3 October 1981, played scrum-half, and scored a goal in the 2-13 defeat by Hull F.C. in the 1983 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1983–84 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 15 October 1983, played scrum-half, and scored a try, and 2-goals in the 18-22 defeat by Hull Kingston Rovers in the 1985 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1985–86 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Sunday 27 October 1985, played scrum-half, and scored a drop goal in the 31-24 victory over Hull F.C. in the 1986 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1986–87 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 11 October 1986, played as an interchange/substitute, i.e. number 14, (replacing Prop Alan Shillito) in the 12-12 draw with Bradford Northern in the 1987 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1987–88 season at Headingley Rugby Stadium, Leeds on Saturday 17 October 1987, played scrum-half in the 2-11 defeat by Bradford Northern in the 1987 Yorkshire County Cup Final replay during the 1987–88 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Saturday 31 October 1987, and played scrum-half, in the 12-33 defeat by Leeds in the 1988 Yorkshire County Cup Final during the 1988–89 season at Elland Road, Leeds on Sunday 16 October 1988.

Testimonial matchEdit

Bob Beardmore's Testimonial match at Castleford took place in 1988.

Career recordsEdit

Bob Beardmore's holds Castleford's "Most Points in a Season" record with 334-points scored in the 1983–84 season.[4]

Honoured at Castleford TigersEdit

Bob Beardmore is a Tigers Hall Of Fame Inductee.[5]

Genealogical informationEdit

Bob Beardmore is the twin brother of the rugby league footballer, Kevin Beardmore, and the younger brother of Kenneth Beardmore, and Janet Beardmore.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Statistics at rugbyleagueproject.org". rugbyleagueproject.org. 31 December 2017. Retrieved 1 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Birth details at freebmd.org.uk". freebmd.org.uk. 31 December 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  3. ^ "Sat 3rd May 1986 - Challenge Cup - Neutral Ground - 82,134". thecastlefordtigers. 31 December 2011. Archived from the original on 31 December 2015. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Records - All Time - Season Records". castigers.com. 31 December 2013. Retrieved 1 January 2014.
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame at castigers.com". castigers. 31 December 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2009.

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